Hair-dressing in it’s true sense of the word

 

Woman from Oulad Yahla du Zguid

The header image of this blog comes from an instigative book of studies titled Coiffures Feminines du Maroc ( Female hairstyles of Morocco).  Mereille Morin Bard took on the task of creating this scientific and artistic documentation between 1950 and 1952.

 

Draoua du Ternata

The often sculpture-like hairstyles and rich ornaments found in this book are ways of identifying tribes or ethnic groups often dispersed geographically ;markings maintaining autonomy. The women in this book are of  Berber/Amazigh, Jewish and Arab origins,  south of the high Atlas mountains.

Coiffure Feminines du Maroc

To order a copy of this book see : http://www.amazon.fr/Coiffures-f%C3%A9minines-Maroc-Haut-Atlas/dp/2857444923

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One Response to Hair-dressing in it’s true sense of the word

  1. alice says:

    or if you live in fez you can get it from the new ALIF bookshop!!

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